The International Water Services Flushability Group (IWSFG) recently published a final version of its flushability specifications. The guidelines are designed to protect wastewater collection and treatment facilities by ensuring products labeled “flushable” actually break apart after flushing.
Current guidelines and standards are not sufficient to protect wastewater infrastructure and the environment from damage caused by these nonflushable products being labeled as flushable.
CASA joined the IWSFG as part of our 2018 campaign to address these products and continues to closely track the development of these new standards. The IWSFG specifications may play a key role in future legislative and regulatory initiatives to address the impacts flushable wipes have on wastewater collection and treatment systems.
CASA is also partnering on a study to quantify the cost impacts associated with these products. Look for more updates in CASA Connects!